Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running

Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Frontcountry

Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running - Tiger Mountain Lowlands

Learn and practice trail running skills at a local frontcountry trail.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Easy+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 450 ft

Place: 578 SE Evans St. (North of the high school at the end of Evans Street where it changes from asphalt to gravel.)  
No parking pass required.
Time: 6:45 PM for introductions. On trail and running by 7:00 PM.

Co-leader Nataliya's friendly dog Leo will be joining us. Leo will be the only dog on this run. Please reach out with any questions. 

Starting down by the high school we will run a half mile warm-up on The Rainier Trail, followed by a quarter mile power hike up the Puget Power Trail to gain the plateau. Once on the plateau we'll be running a clockwise loop around Tradition Lake on, Big Tree Trail, Swamp Trail, W Tiger 3 Trail, Bus Trail, Powerline  and High School Trail back down to The Rainier Trail and to our start.

Capacity will be adjusted in accordance with current public health guidance and Mountaineers COVID-19 policy.



Attention Trip Leaders & Participants:
This activity's date cannot be changed due to a DNR permit requested for this trip on this date. (I.e., to reschedule you must also select a new location not on DNR land.) As part of the Mountaineers' Land Use License with DNR, we must collect special signed waivers from participants in permitted activities taking place on DNR land. Please contact the Foothills Trail Running Committee at with any questions.


Tiger Mountain Lowlands

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please wear layers of breathable, technical clothing suitable for outdoor aerobic activities.

  • Waterproof jacket, hat, buff, gloves, sunglasses.
  • Trail running shoes.
  • A runners vest or small day pack .
  • Bring snacks (fuel) and water (electrolytes).
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